Fairey Swordfish II - 1417

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

Affectionately known as "The Stringbag" the Fairey Swordfish was designed as a carrier based, torpedo-spoter-reconnaissance aircraft. Torpedo carrying Swordfish aircraft took part in most of the great Navel actions of the war. Some versions of the Swordfish were equipped to take rockets, mines or bombs as well as air-to-sea radar. This Airfix model has 55 parts with a wingspan of 7 1/2 inches. The kit includes Torpedo and Rocket armament. - Taken from the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as Fairey 'Swordfish' II from Fairey Swordfish II.

10th edition catalogue (1973), listed as Fairey Swordfish II from Fairey 'Swordfish' II.

1983 edition catalogue, listed as Fairey Swordfish from Fairey Swordfish II.

1987 edition catalogue, listed as Fairey Swordfish Mk II from Fairey Swordfish.

1991 edition catalogue, listed as Swordfish from Fairey Swordfish Mk II.

1997 edition catalogue, listed as Fairey Swordfish from Swordfish.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 2
Rarity of early version: Rare
First Issued: 1959

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Roy Cross
Artist on Box Type 10: Doug Gray

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
1st Edition (1962) Ref: 1417
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: 1417
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: 285
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 285
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 285
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 285
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 285
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 285
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 285
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 02005-1
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 02005-1
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 02005-1
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 02005-1
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 02005-1
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 02005-1
1983 Edition Ref: 9 02071
1984 Edition Ref: 9 02071
1985 Edition Ref: 902071
1986 Edition Ref: 02071
1987 Edition Ref: 02071
1988 Edition Ref: 02071
1989 Edition Ref: 02071
1991 Edition Ref: 02071
1992 Edition Ref: 02071
1993 Edition Ref: 02071
1994 Edition Ref: 02071
1995 Edition Ref: 02071
1996 Edition Ref: 02071
1997 Edition Ref: 02071
1998 Edition Ref: 02071
1999 Edition Ref: 02071
2000 Edition Ref: 02071
2001 Edition Ref: 02071

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